1995 Toyota Corolla 1.3 injection
The car has 242 000 km on the tacho, and today I had it to the biannual EU-test. It came out with no remarks. Everything just fine!
For almost 2 years and 21000 km, I only changed a light bulb, outside of doing regular maintenance like changing the oil and filters.
Had the cam belt changed, but this was in accordance with the maintenance schedule.
I have owned Opel, VWs, a Mitsubishi and a Volvo. None of those seem to come close to the Corolla with respect to quality and reliability. It seems to be in a different league, far above those other brands mentioned, and probably most cars.
Super reliable, and cheap to run. It also uses about 5.25 litres / 100 km, giving 45 miles per US gallon, or less than 54 UK MPG, when used for commuting.
Best car I ever owned, by far.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th June, 2013
31st Dec 2014, 13:35
I still own this '95 Corolla, which has now covered 258 000 km. Only oil and filter change since last time, plus one light bulb. Fantastic car!
3rd Sep 2015, 00:04
Still have the car. It went through the EU control that we have in Norway with 0 faults!! It never happened to any other car I owned.
It now has 263000 km on the odometer. Oil and filter are changed regularly and it just continues to run.
It's 20 years old this year.
29th Dec 2016, 14:36
Still have it. Got a rust hole in the left side "channel" welded. Cost less than 400 USD (about 3300 NOK). Changed the engine oil and filter recently. It has run almost 270 000 km / 170 000 miles now. Still going strong.